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    У бывшего мужа пила на бензине фирмы штиль.

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    Former husband has the chainsaw on the gasoline from Shtil' company (from German Stille).
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    We can get chainsaw for $47 at Walmart, but low quality. (Made in China)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    Former husband has the chainsaw on the gasoline from Shtil' company (from German Stille).
    sorry to contradict you Andy. STIHL has nothing to do with Stille ( quietness) but it was the name of the founder https://www.stihl.co.za/history.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    sorry to contradict you Andy. STIHL has nothing to do with Stille ( quietness) but it was the name of the founder https://www.stihl.co.za/history.aspx
    But the Russian phrase means it is a "gasoline-powered Stihl chainsaw", correct?
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    No. The prase shows gasoline from this company, quite strange. Could you send the bigger piece of surrounding text, to understand the context?

    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    sorry to contradict you Andy. STIHL has nothing to do with Stille ( quietness) but it was the name of the founder https://www.stihl.co.za/history.aspx
    Why contradict? I can't know all the companies producing everything. Your data are quite more probable of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    I can't know all the companies producing everything
    As my wife will say: "Why not? you are a man, and men always think they know everything".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    No. The prase shows gasoline from this company, quite strange. Could you send the bigger piece of surrounding text, to understand the context?
    "...В лес мы ездим вдвоем, редко одна. У бывшего мужа пила на бензине фирмы штиль. Когда Коля придет из армии мы тоже купим пилу."

    I had asked Luba a question about how they get the wood from the forest (the horse pulls a wagon), and how they chop it into pieces for the wood-stove.

    I did not know, even in Siberia you are forbidden to chop down a tree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    "...В лес мы ездим вдвоем, редко одна. У бывшего мужа пила на бензине фирмы штиль. Когда Коля придет из армии мы тоже купим пилу."

    I had asked Luba a question about how they get the wood from the forest (the horse pulls a wagon), and how they chop it into pieces for the wood-stove.

    I did not know, even in Siberia you are forbidden to chop down a tree?
    Explanation..."Да, пила работает за счет бензина. вот примерно такие популярны у нас в России, и качество нормальное и можно достать запчасти и сделать ремонт. Вторни..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans.KK View Post
    As my wife will say: "Why not? you are a man, and men always think they know everything".
    Well, I try to make believe...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    "...В лес мы ездим вдвоем, редко одна. У бывшего мужа пила на бензине фирмы штиль. Когда Коля придет из армии мы тоже купим пилу."

    I had asked Luba a question about how they get the wood from the forest (the horse pulls a wagon), and how they chop it into pieces for the wood-stove.

    I did not know, even in Siberia you are forbidden to chop down a tree?
    Ok, so Ben's remark is correct, just Luba slightly mixed word order.
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